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Orlando Dinner Caterers

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Hidalgo Catering Company
4.7
from 105 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 167 hires on Thumbtack
Krista D.
Verified review

Maurice did a great job catering a formal dinner for 25 in my home. The food was wonderful and he and Judy did a great job with the service, and they did a beautiful job cleaning up and washing all my china, stemware, and silverware. Thank you!

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KITCHEN'S PORTAL
4.9
from 89 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kyle C.
Verified review

All around fantastic job by Junior and his team. So many people at the party were impressed with the catering and bartending enough that I had 6 people tell me they were going to hire Kitchen's Portal for their next event. All of the food was amazing, the signature cocktail was fantastic, the presentation of the whole thing tied together was just fantastic. Not only was the whole team extremely polite and professional, they were all good people. We enjoyed hanging out with the Portal crew as much as anyone else at the party. I would highly recommend hiring Junior if you need a bartender, a caterer, or both. These guys saved me so much time from having to rent the actual bar, the tub, the coolers, etc which not only saved money, but more importantly saved time. When you're trying to get stuff done for a 40 person party the day ofm, it's nice to have someone else deal with a smuch as possible. I will definitely try to get these guys back for the next event we have

Spice House Catering
4.9
from 75 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
Russell E.
Verified review

We hired Spice House Catering for a dinner for 12 golfers celebrating the end of a 5 day golf trip. I exchanged a few emails with Dameon leading up to the trip where we selected the menu and I informed him of the dining restrictions of a couple of the guys. Dameon and his team were very prompt, prepared a spectacular meal and even ran out and picked a few items (ice, beer, etc.) that we had run out of before the meal. We couldn't have been happier with the entire evening and would definitely use him again!

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Red99 Catering
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Phyllis C.
Verified review

Chef Pam delivered a spectacular meal to our event for 14 people! I had never used Red99 Catering before this event, but I will surely use her catering services again! Our guests raved about the delicious entrees and side dishes, and were crazy about the desserts! I give Chef Pam a 5/5!!!

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  • 4 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Julie M.
Verified review

We arranged an early breakfast catering for a work event from Bless my soul. Delivery was right on time and the food was Fantastic! Highly recommend!

ChefServ Catering Service
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Pam G.
Verified review

ChefServ catered several meals for a team retreat of 24 people. The food was very good, nicely prepared, and ready on time. Very thankful ChefServ was available!

Chef Neil Rowan
4.4
from 20 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Valiejo B.
Verified review

I used Chef Neil Rowan for an event last weekend after another caterer cancelled on me. Chef Neil Rowan did a fabulous job. He was very professional and the food was superb. The service was top notch. I was able to enjoy my guests and my party as he made sure everything was taken care of. I would definitely call upon him for any future catering needs. All of my guests were very impressed as well.

  • 2 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Tonja W.
Verified review

From the moment of the first contact to the day of the event for my mother's 70th Birthday Celebration, I experienced excellent quality from Chef Jean and his Team of Gourmet Crepes Cafe and Catering. The presentation of the food, the taste of the entrees and the professionalism of the staff was amazing. We had attendees ranging from Judges, Majors, City Commissioners and other professionals so it was very important to me that everything was on point. So, I can say Gourmet Crepes Cafe and Catering DELIVERED!! I will have them on speed dial for any other events that I am planning. You will not be disappointed!!

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  • 32 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alex V.
Verified review

I'm Alex V. and I wanted to say that Big Al is the best caterer around. He catered my wedding and the food was GREAT! at a very good price. The layout display of food was very nice and professional. We had two kinds of meat and all the trimmings to go with it. The food was kept warm for seconds and plenty of cold drinks with ice provided by Al. After the wedding he cleaned up everything and the place we rented was left clean. I recommend Abundance Catering to everyone. Money well spent.

  • 4 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Salvatore C.
Verified review

Libby did a Great job with the meals she prepared for me. It took about 3.5 hours from start to finish and she labeled the containers she stored the meals in. Libby cleaned up after she was finish cooking and left the kitchen the way she found it. I was very Happy with her service. The meals Libby prepared were tasty and well prepared to my liking, I would have enjoyed some veggies besides the side dish she prepared for each meal. Not sure what else to add, because this was my first time with Libby.

Savyor Events
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Cheryl B.
Verified review

Savyor Events catered my daughter's wedding reception and I have to say they were so easy to work and helpful in planning this event. From the amazing food to the floral arrangements and personalized cocktail napkins and leave behinds. The were true pros!

CYM Productions
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Diana B.
Verified review

CYM did coffe and pastries for our Easter service! They were delicious. We will use them again for future events!

Char-Don Catering, Inc.
4.3
from 6 reviews
  • 39 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
BARBARA C.
Verified review

Just hired Char-Don for our high school youth rally dinner. Event is next week. I'm guessing he'll knock it out of the park. Wish there were a way to add a review afterwards.

Edible tastings catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Janene S.
Verified review

Great food & great service I would recommend everyone to try this catering service I guarantee you will love it they are the best around

C &T Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
    Anne E.
    Verified review

    Everyone was satisfied with the food and service at the wedding. Very professional and punctual. Plus the food taste really good.

    E & A Catering
    4.3
    from 3 reviews
    • 19 years in business
    • 6 hires on Thumbtack
    Wayne P.
    Verified review

    The service was good, they service the Trinidad and Tobago U19'S Rugby Team [31 persons]. for a period of eight days with breakfast,lunch and dinner.The meal were on time and well favored.I would recommend this company to any group .

    Marquise Catering
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 6 years in business
    Malissa S.
    Verified review

    We used Marquise Catering for 2 of our events recently and both the food and the service was top notch!!! We had everything we needed during the events and they even made sure we didn't run out of food. I would highly recommend them for any event you are having. Thank you Marquise Catering for everything!!!

    • 6 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Penny S.
    Verified review

    Chef Ron was very easy to work with. The food was amazing. He catered our July 4th wedding for 40 people but we could have easily fed more. Everyone is still raving about the food

    C.B. Creations
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 8 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Jay P.
    Verified review

    She was Great! Showed up early and food was good. Flexible budget too!

    Cool Breeze Catering

    New To Thumbtack

    • 5 years in business
    About

    We offer Caribbean American cuisines with a few in between. We come to your event, no matter how big or small it is. Whether you are looking for the traditional Caribbean meals, American, Italian, or a litlle of the in-between, I aim to please.

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    New To Thumbtack

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      We cater to all, from small groups of 30 to 5000. We also do weddings, wine and food pairings and outdoor events.

      Q & A

      Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

      How do you find a good caterer?

      Reviews, interviews and menu tastings will help you find the right catering choice for your big day. Start by screening possible wedding caterers based on past reviews. If a caterer you are interested in has a review that concerns you, ask them about it; how they respond will be very telling. Next, ask about their availability for your wedding date.

      If the wedding caterer is available on your date, it’s time to talk about menus and prices. Be clear about what your maximum budget is find out what choices this will allow you. Caterers may custom-create a menu for your event, or they may have menu templates within different price ranges that can guide your decision. A clear budget gives the caterer clear parameters within which to work and offer creative suggestions. Schedule a menu tasting to confirm you love your wedding menu. Once you have a menu and date, and have paid a deposit to reserve the caterer’s services, confirm additional details including when the food will be delivered to the site, what kind of service will be provided, how many servers will be onsite and for how long, and who is responsible for setup and cleanup. The more specific your contract, the fewer worries you’ll have on your wedding day. Get more smart hiring tips here.

      Do you tip a wedding caterer?

      Tipping 15 percent to 20 percent on a $3,000 catering bill can feel daunting — especially in light of all the other costs of throwing a wedding — but tipping your wedding caterer is standard practice. Be sure to ask your caterer about their specific policies. Many catering companies include gratuity as a line item on their bill. If tipping is not automatically included in your total, a good approach is to tip all the people involved the day of the event rather than paying one lump sum to the catering company. For each server and bartender, you can tip $20-$50, depending on how long they were onsite and whether they did exceptional work. You can also tip the chef; experts suggest $50. It’s also a good idea to tip the catering manager, the point-of-contact person who keeps the catering service running smoothly the day of your wedding, ensures all the food looks beautiful and is plentiful, and resolves any mishaps. Industry pros recommend tipping the catering manager $100-$200. If gratuity is not included and you’re tipping individuals, set aside $200-$500 in cash to be safe.

      How much does wedding catering cost per person?

      Wedding catering costs will always vary based on the number of guests you’re inviting, the menu you want to serve, and the way the food will be served to your guests. As you interview wedding catering companies, you’ll be presented with a cost per person for various menus. On the low end, wedding catering may cost approximately $15-$18 per person. This would include prepared food only, with no setup or service of any kind. The starting price for a simple buffet meal with minimal service typically averages $22 per person. Opting for the same menu with all organic ingredients could raise your costs to about $33 per person. A moderately upscale menu (finer ingredients, more elaborate presentation) could range from $24 to $34 per person. High-end wedding catering cost truly has no limit. Lobster, filet mignon, specialty seafood, organic ingredients — menu choices like these can boost your cost per person up to $150 and more.

      How much does it cost to hire a caterer?

      Catering prices depend mainly on how fancy you want the food and service to be and how many guests you’ll have. When you’re first looking to hire a caterer for your event, consider how many guests you’ll have and your total food and drink budget. The national average for event catering is $340, but catering prices can range into the thousands depending on your menu, guest count, and service.

      Event catering is a broad term that covers everything from fully prepared, ready-to-eat food that the hosts plate and serve themselves to full-service, multicourse meals, including rental of linens, glassware and other items, with service staff organized by the catering company. Usually a caterer will determine cost based on the type of event you’re having, how many guests will attend, the level of service you desire, and what type of menu you’d like to have. For example, if you have a set catering budget, say $1,500, and you plan to have 50 people attend, that means you have $30 per person for food. If you have the same budget with 100 people, you have $15 per person for food. In this way, the number of people you want to attend your event and the level of food you want to serve them determines how much catering will cost.

      What should you look for in a caterer?

      A delicious meal is a critical element of a successful wedding, with happy guests fondly remembering your fabulous wedding food. The right caterer for you will be:

      • Available: Even the best caterer is no good if they aren’t available on your wedding date. Ask early before you get your heart set on someone.
      • Affordable for you: Find a caterer that you can afford. Having a spending plan ahead of time will mean you won’t overspend on food.
      • A good personality fit: Wedding planning is stressful, so work with someone that you can get along with and communicate with easily.
      • Experienced and recommended: Ensure the company has a proven track record with events of your size and the references to back it up.
      • Transparent about money: Steer clear of shady pricing. Find a caterer who is very clear about costs and is happy to talk you through budgets and pricing options.
      • Transparent about food: Find someone who is clear about where they source their food from and where it is prepared.
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